Skidmore wins invitational

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SARATOGA SPRINGS — Tournament MVP Megan Gaugler '12 hit a record nine three-pointers to lead the Skidmore College women's basketball team to an 85-59 win over Utica College in the championship game of the Skidmore Invitational Tournament, Sunday, Nov. 20, at the Williamson Sports Center.

The record breaks the previous mark of seven set three different times, the latest in 2007 by Sharlyn Harper. Gaugler finished with 33 points. The team's 15 total three-pointers also set a new record, beating the 14 made in 2010 against Potsdam,

The Thoroughbreds (3-0) took charge from the start, outscoring the Pioneers (2-1) 29-9 over the game's first 7:37 and 57-25 for the half. Gaugler scored 21 of the run's 29 points. Utica had no answer for senior guard who was a perfect 5-5 from 3-point range and 8-9 from the floor during that opening stretch. Gaugler ended the half with 24 points and three steals.

Playing limited time in the second half, Gaugler finished 12-19 from the floor and 9-13 from beyond the arc. She also had six rebounds.

All 12 players dressed scored for Skidmore. Christina Gargiso '12 earned a spot on the all-tournament team with 13 points and four assists in 19 minutes. Jesse Kavana '12 was also on the all-tournament team with five assists in 18 minutes to go along with her 14 points and four steals in a first-round win over Ursinus.

Meghan Fiore and Katie McGee represented Utica on the all-tournament team. Fiore scored 20 points, while McGee added 12 points, 10 rebounds and five assists.

Lindsay Teuber of Ursinus was also selected to the all-tournament team.

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